McDonald’s USA to add calorie counts to menu boards

September 12, 2012

McDonald’s USA President Jan Fields has announced that this month the company will list calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide to further inform and help customers and employees make nutrition-minded choices.

“At McDonald’s, we recognize customers want to know more about the nutrition content of the food and beverages they order,” said Fields. “As a company that has provided nutrition information for more than 30 years, we are pleased to add to the ways we make nutrition information available to our customers and employees.”

In addition, McDonald’s has revealed plans to test foods that would increase the number of wholesome choices on its menu. The menu items being explored for 2013 include more recommended food groups. Among the additions being tested:

  • More seasonal fruit and vegetables options, such as blueberries and cucumbers, during peak seasons.
  • Additional produce side options and grilled chicken choices for Happy Meals.
  • The McWrap, inspired by McDonald’s Europe, features fresh vegetables and is available in three flavors—Chicken & Bacon, Sweet Chili Chicken, and Chicken & Ranch—starting at 350 calories.
  • New breakfast choices, including an egg-white breakfast sandwich on an English muffin made with 8 g of whole grain.

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